Just a reminder that today is “Community Solar Day” (or “Occupy Your Rooftop Day”). Even if you forgot about it, or didn’t plan to participate before now, you can still join in! Solar Mosaic, one of the organizers, has a very specific suggestion for how you can join in. It recommends that you kickstart a solar project in your community by taking a picture in front of the building that you want to help go solar. You can then send the pictures to email@example.com and get started trying to organize sponsors.
Also, you can perhaps join a community solar group that has already been started. I see that there are 125 on meetup.com at the moment.
Or, if you want to go it alone, just start looking into your many options for going solar! Solar has a tremendous return on investment — you can make money while helping the environment and the people around you — what’s not to love?!
Here’s more from Solar Mosaic:
“From Kathmandu, Nepal to San Antonio, Texas, people around the world are coming together on November 20th to create jobs and prosperity in their communities through solar energy. Called ‘Occupy Rooftops,’ this new wave in the Occupy movement is being spearheaded by solar finance company Solar Mosaic and 20 other companies and organizations to help people kickstart a project on a building in their community such as a school, non-profit or place of worship. Solar Mosaic is collecting photos of groups in front of the building that they want to help go solar and plans to support each group through the process of starting their community solar project.”
“The same big banks that crashed the economy continue to finance mega fossil fuel projects like the Tar Sands while charging renewable energy projects high interest rates. People across the world are tired of business as usual and want a new type of business, one that is created for and by the people. Solar is the fastest growing industry in America and now employs more people than both coal and steel production–it is the key to our economic recovery,” said Billy Parish, President of Solar Mosaic.
For more on Solar Mosaic, you can, of course, visit their site, or you can check out these two posts on CleanTechnica:
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